The United States strongly supports Serbia’s aspirations to join the European Union. We, therefore, welcome Prime Minister Vucic’s commitment made following a meeting with the EU and Quint Ambassadors to continue on this path. As one of Serbia’s advocates in this process, we understand that hard work and the implementation of difficult reforms is still necessary to achieve this goal.
The United States also supports Serbia’s dialogue with Kosovo. This process involves complex and difficult issues on which much progress has been made. We, therefore, urge all parties to focus on the substance of contentious questions, such as Kosovo’s bid to join UNESCO, while avoiding provocative remarks, which close off avenues of cooperation.
The United States will continue to work with Serbia to achieve a future in the European Union and to support peace and stability in the region.